A new wheel placement system allows easy interchangeability between daily use and athletic function.

For many young people, playing sports provides a number of benefits both physically and socially – from encouraging healthy living to building confidence. But for those youth that are wheelchair-bound it can be difficult to engage in recreational sport without the proper equipment. In an attempt to make sports and their rehabilitative nature more accessible, a student designer from Canada has developed an adjustable wheelchair.

 

Created by Andrew Lowe, the CrossTrainer is a ‘fully interchangeable sports wheelchair for youth.’ The CrossTrainer, which was the student runner-up in the ‘Consumer Products’ category at the Core77 2013 Design Awards, is capable of functioning as both a daily use and sport-equipped wheelchair.

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